Statement by Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on the violent death of Jamal Khashoggi
We were gravely concerned to learn that Jamal Khashoggi’s violent death has been confirmed.
We extend our condolences to his fiancée, relatives and friends, whose fears have now sadly been confirmed.
We condemn the act in the strongest possible terms. We expect transparency from Saudi Arabia as regards the circumstances of the death and the background. Those responsible must be held to account. The information provided on what happened in the consulate in Istanbul is not sufficient.